Chris is a partner with Bonya Gazza & DeGory, LLP, and focuses his practice on oil and gas, coal, litigation, real estate and other commercial matters. Chris represents oil and gas operators and mining companies in land issues, litigation, regulatory appeals, and general commercial matters. He also regularly represents businesses and individuals in civil litigation, real estate transactions, and in corporate formations and counseling. Chris has been named a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® from 2012 through 2019.
In his oil and gas and coal work, Chris regularly represents companies in land issues, litigation, regulatory appeals, and general business matters.
Chris’ experience includes:
Chris has significant experience representing businesses and individuals in civil litigation in Indiana County and surrounding areas. Chris’ litigation experience includes:
Chris also regularly represents businesses and individuals with respect to matters such as:
Chris is admitted to practice in the following states and courts:
Chris is a member of the Indiana County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Chris earned his J.D. in 2006 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude with a certificate in advanced study of environmental law, science, and policy. While in law school, Chris served as a senior managing editor of the Law Review, and a senior editor for JURIST, a legal news and research service.
Chris earned a B.A. in journalism from Pennsylvania State University in 2003.
Before joining BGD, Chris practiced for more than six years as an associate with Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C., in Pittsburgh.
Chris is active in his community through the following:
Chris previously served as a board member for JURIST Legal News and Research, Inc.
Chris is a native of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, and he graduated from the Kiski School in 2000. He lives in Saltsburg with his wife and two kids. In his free time, Chris enjoys fishing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and music.
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